Nassir Little: Background

Background bullet points:

  • Hometown: Pensacola, FL

    • JUST LIKE: Justin Gatlin (Olympic sprinter), Emmitt Smith, Buck Showalter, Reggie Evans

  • I’m Loving It

    • 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game MVP. Joins recent MVP winners Michael Porter Jr., Josh Jackson, Frank Jackson, Check Diallo, Jahlil Okafor and Shabazz Muhammad

    • The last McDonald’s MVP to be an NBA All-Star? Kevin Durant, 2006 MVP

  • Model Talk

    • When asked who he models his game after, Little replied: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, James Harden...and Jayson Tatum

  • Military Family

    • Both of Little’s parents were in the armed services. Surprisingly, Little said they were less strict than you would imagine!

  • Above the Line

    • Court records from recent FBI investigations have shown that, when approached about potential impermissible benefits, the Little family emphatically rejected the offer

  • Street Cred

    • When asked which coach has “the most Swag” Little declined to answer, but he did say “It’s not Coach Williams. Not the way he dresses.”

  • Beatz?

    • “Anything by Drake is fire” Little said for his pregame playlist. Also a fan of JCole and Kendrick Lamar.

  • Lifelong fan

    • Little’s family has rooted for the Tar Heels his entire life. Coming to UNC was not only a lifelong dream of his, but his family as well